Game design

Game design is the art of applying design and aesthetics to create a game for entertainment or educational, exercise, or experimental purposes. Increasingly, elements and principles are also applied to other interactions, in the form of gamification. It is a large field, drawing from the fields of computer science/programming, creative writing, and graphic design.

Game designers take the creative lead in imagining and bringing to life video game worlds. Gaming and digital experiences are booming industries around the world. The job is essentially creative and that gives you a multitude of possibilities.

So how do you get a job in game design? You can study game design at the university level. There are no specific course entry requirements for this niche degree. While many universities would like to see maths and computing on your list of qualifications, they’re not essential to help with the coding and programming aspects of a course. Other subjects like physics, IT, media studies, and design technology will be useful. The Youtube video below details some basics of game design. Once you have a University degree, you can then apply for a job. The British University Vietnam has a degree in this topic. Details are here.

Game design work

As a game developer, you’ll use a variety of software and computer programming languages for different purposes. Software like Unity has features for game artists and developers. Other popular software choices include Unreal, Photoshop, Maya, 3D Studio Max, and Sketchup 3D. Once you have mastered your craft, you could end get a job in game design at Nintendo. Valve Corporation. Rockstar Games. Electronic Arts. Activision Blizzard, Sony Computer Entertainment, Ubisoft or Sega Games Co., etc.

The Playstation 5 has expanded the possibilities of what can be put into a game. The future of games will continue to blur the lines between life-like imagery and interactivity. Ray tracing is developing fast. Dirt 5 promoted the idea of tailoring games to how we want to experience them, with various graphics versus- performance modes. At the Primary School level, children can create games in Scratch. 

Great games

In terms of what makes great game design.

  • It is worth taking a look at Eden Ring. It really is a monumental game. You will discover an incredible sense of freedom and discovery. It is also robust and rewarding.
  • Another great example is Horizon Forbidden West. It builds on the already impressive foundations of Horizon Zero Dawn to tell a deeper, more thrilling story that amps up the series’ explosive fights against complex robotic foes and blockbuster action sequences, while also adding lively settlements and thoughtful, intriguing sidequests to the world.
  • Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart is a stunning showcase for what Sony’s next-gen console can do, thanks to a series practically built to take advantage of all the new bells and whistles. Whether you’re a newcomer to the duo’s adventures or a longtime fan since the PS2 days, there’s charm a-plenty to be found in returning characters, and brand new ones like the incredible Rivet and Kit.
  • Demon’s Souls is not only jaw-droppingly gorgeous, but it’s also incredibly faithful to the source material. It’s handily one of the deepest, richest, and most challenging experiences currently found on the console.
  • One of my favourites is Rider’s Republic. The four main activities available in the game include mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, and wingsuit flying. I really love being able to ride a BMX down a virtual mountain and performing stunts in the safety of my home! In some ways, 

Playstation games are now raising an interesting question; namely, what take risks when you can get the same adrenaline rush at home? For more information, please contact me or look at my online gallery.
Game design